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Xenophobia: Angry Nigerians reportedly set MTN office on fire in Lagos (photos)

Odiase Osayande

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One of the MTN offices in Apapa, Lagos, has reportedly been set on fire by Nigerians protesting the recent xenophobic attacks.

This alleged attack on the South Africa owned telecommunication company operating in Nigeria, comes few hours after news of widespread xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other foreigners in the country went viral.

Some popular celebrities also reacted to xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in the country.

Actress Adesuwa Etomi wrote:

I haven’t been able to bring myself to watch the videos from the recent attacks against Nigerians by some South Africans.

My heart can’t take it.
My mind can’t fathom how you kill another human being based on their nationality.
My mind can’t fathom how the people that spent years oppressed have become the oppressors.

Businesses burnt down, lives lost.
The people that have died as a result of Xenophobia, whether past or present, were not only sons, daughters, friends, mothers, fathers etc….they were human beings
like you and I and their only crime was their nationality.

This isn’t the South Africa that Mandela fought for. Let’s use our voices and let’s speak against this. We are all members of the same body. We must do better

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